Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lovely Soft Colours





I do not have many flowers in my garden at the moment, although some of the roses are still putting on a good show [they are protected from the nasty weather].  But, I do have one lovely Zygocactus in bloom, only a few, as it's just a tiny plant, but I can't help but love it's unusual colouring.  For some reason this one has only started blooming now, which is a little unusual for here.  They are normally full of colour in May, so this one seems to me to be a bit late, although I have read they bloom nicely when the temperature drops.  

This one is a strong lemony yellow/flushed pink as a bud - hopefully, you can see that in this photograph.  Upon opening, the yellow colour fades to lemon, and the pink/fuchsia blush is evident inside.

I also love the beautiful translucent quality of the petals.   I was 'given' one small leaflet, about two years ago, and last year had only one flower.  Thankfully, I managed to keep it away from the pups when they were on their worst behaviour!!

Hope you enjoy this gorgeous bloom as much as I do.  Cold nights and mornings here at the moment, but then, not as cold as others are experiencing. 

7 comments:

DIAN said...

Linda, these flowers look so delicate - I imagine some lutrador painted and maybe foiled.

Frances Leate said...

Great photos and I absolutely love Zygocactus and because of a cold spell ours are now just starting to flower. On our balacony in Sydney we had lots of hanging pots with them in all different shades and I do miss them here in the tropics. Take care.

Ella said...

It is nice mix of pastel colours i like delicate colours,we have a frost this morning and is cold ,hopefully it will warm up bit later.

margaret said...

a beautiful flower, how I would love one of these in my garden but I do not think our climate would sustain it.

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Hello Linda,
Beautiful flower, nature is beautiful!,
I greet and wish you wonderful days in nature :)))

Jen said...

Hello Linda , Lovely Zygocactus, pretty delicate colour . I have a couple in hanging pots and they are starting to flower also. Pretty photo of them.

Juliettecherry said...

Hello Linda, This lovely flower looks like the one we call Christmas cactus, blooming as an indoor plant in our winter here in the UK and usually a deep pink. Not sure if it is the same one.